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Insta-Gator Ranch & Hatchery in New Orleans, LA

74645 Allen Rd. Covington, LA 70435
Vacation to New Orleans where adventure and excitement await at Insta-Gator Ranch & Hatchery located at 74645 Allen Rd, Covington, Louisiana, 70435.


Whether it’s a point of interest during a family vacation, school field trip, or even a birthday party, many a gator are awaiting your arrival to this hatchery. Insta-Gator Ranch & Hatchery is home to more than 2,000 alligators of various sizes. The hatchery displays the life of the alligator from the point of hatching from the egg to being picked for a nice handbag, boots, or belt.

Knowledgeable tour guides give you first hand education on the hatching of alligator eggs as the tiny creatures take their first look at the world and at you. Thousands of alligators of various sizes in clear waters lay waiting for you to take a look at their habitat and natural environment. Tour guides will actually jump into areas loaded with numerous alligators to help in their explanation of this feared reptile. Upon return, you will get an up close encounter with an alligator. Often, guides will need assistance in taping the mouths shut of gators. Ready to take on that job? The opportunity of touching the hide of a living alligator is quite possible here. On warmer days, visitors may visit the alligator touching pool; a unique experience for many.

Learn from the best as the employees at Insta-Gator Ranch & Hatchery are local and national experts. The history of this ancient reptile is brought to life in Louisiana’s Cajun country. You won’t want to miss the unique explanation of the lives of alligators and the display of this notable feared creature. Enjoy this and various other activities for vacation spots near New Orleans.

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